Instructor: Ryan Messier
This course builds foundational skills essential to complete many fine woodworking projects. Topics include: sharpening, tuning and the use of basic hand tools, including paring chisels, hand planes, dovetail saw, card scraper, and marking gauge; characteristics of wood and wood movement in furniture making; and cutting dovetails and mortise and tenon joinery using flat and square reference surfaces. Demonstrations and exercises develop skills such as chopping and paring with a chisel and hand planing. Traditional cabinet making practices are explained throughout the course and instructors emphasize how these methods can be used systematically in any woodworking project. Each student completes a box with sliding lid.
Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.
Please review our Registration Policies before registering.
Online registration closes 7 days before the start of class or once enrollment is full. Please call the Continuing Education Office at 617-227-0155 ext. 130 to register within 7 days of class start.